IELTS Writing Task 2 Language Bank

In IELTS Writing Task 2, you write an essay, either one in which you present an opinion or where you describe two sides of an argument.

Lexical Resource

In order to get a good band score in IELTS Writing Task 2, you must use a wide variety of good quality language in your essay. 25% of your final band score comes from “lexical resource”, or the range of vocabulary, that you use in your essay.

I’ve put together this slideshow which shows you the kind of language you can use to help you get a better band score. When you practice writing IELTS writing task 2, use this language!


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Charles Cornelius is a former IELTS Examiner with 25 years' teaching experience all over the world. He has worked for some of the major English language schools including International House, IDP and The British Council. He holds a MA in Education from the University of Bath. His courses, for both English language learners and teachers, have been taken by over 80,000 students in over 160 countries around the world.

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